The Singapore Botanic Gardens epitomises the tropical island’s luxuriant parks. Spread over 52 hectares and close to the centre of the city, the Gardens showcases many outstanding plant collections. Some highlights include the National Orchid Garden, the Ginger Garden, and the Evolution Garden. The numerous plant species here, including many rare specimens, reflect the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ richness and diversity of plant life.
Love orchids The present orchid enclosure has 20,000 orchid plants on display. The National Orchid Garden promises sprawling orchid displays, water features, and an exotic bromeliad collection from Central and South America. Or head on down to Symphony Lake where outdoor concerts provide entertainment amidst a lush milieu.
Cultivate your childs interest in nature and life sciences by bringing them to explore Asias first Childrens Garden, Jacob Ballas Childrens Garden at Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Childrens Garden aims to cultivate an appreciation for plants, nature and the environment among the young. Developed along the theme All Life On Earth Depends on Plants, it is created as a unique and interactive fun place where children up to 12 years of age can discover how plants provide their daily needs.
Shop for ornate sets of orchid brooches and other souvenirs with Peranakan-inspired designs at the RISIS Store located at the entrance of National Orchid Garden. Or drop by Au Jardin, an exclusive little French restaurant by the greens for a fine dining experience. For more information, call (65) 6466 8812.
5.00 am – 12.00 midnight (daily)
National Orchid Garden
8.30 am – 7.00 pm (daily)
Jacab Ballas Children’s Garden
8.00 am – 7.00 pm (closed on Mondays, except when it falls on a designated public holiday)
8.45 am – 5.45 pm (daily)
Botanic Gardens: Free
National Orchid Garden: SGD 5 – adults, SGD 1 – children and seniors above 60 years old and free for children of 12 years and below
Jacab Ballas Children’s Garden: Free
* Prices are subject to changes.
Approximate Touring Time
Cluny Road Singapore 259569
(65) 6471 7361 / 6471 9933 / 6471 9936 / 6471 9956 / 6471 9932
(65) 6473 7983
Bus services coming to the Gardens are:
SBS Transit No. 7, 105, 123, 174 and SMRT No. 75, 77 and 106 along Holland Road; and
SBS Transit No. 66, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170, 186 and SMRT No. 67, 171 along Bukit Timah Road.
Accessibility for the physically disabled
The following information is obtained from Access Singapore.
Entrance – Accessible to wheelchair and ambulant-disabled.
Reserved disabled car park lot – At Cluny Road. Accessible to wheelchair and ambulant-disabled.
Accessibility within the premises – Big compound and hilly terrain at some points. Access to wheelchair is limited and assistance may be required. Accessible to ambulant-disabled.
Lifts – Nil
Public toilets for the disabled – Bukhill Hall (door closes inward). National Orchid Garden (steep kerb ramp at door). Access to wheelchair is limited and assistance may be required. Accessible to ambulant-disabled.
Eating outlets – Nil
Public telephone – Accessible to wheelchair and ambulant-disabled.
Taxi stand – Nil